It will now be easier for Chinese Business Visitor to come for short business trips to the UK. Read more about the news below.
Chinese visitors who travel to the UK on business will now only need to provide an application form, an invitation letter and a letter of employment to support their visa application.
Previously applicants had to provide bank statements and household registration books along with other paperwork to visit the UK on business.
The new rules will be available to members of the China-Britain Business Council and the British Chamber of Commerce in China. It will also be offered to members of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and companies referred by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
This change is part of further changes made by the UK Government to ease Chinese visitor travels and visits to the UK. Since last month, visitors from China can use the European Schengen visa when changing planes at UK airports.
In June the Government extended a pilot scheme that allows certain Chinese tour operators to use the Schengen form to also apply for UK visas. It also recently allowed potential Chinese visitors to Britain to submit their paperwork for a UK visa at the same time, and in the place, as for a European Schengen visa.
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